William M. Barker - Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

William M. Barker

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 423-757-0213

Muecke Barker is a member of the firm's litigation section, concentrating his practice in mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He brings his 25 years of experience serving at all levels of the Tennessee Judiciary to the firm.Mr. Barker began his service in the Tennessee Judicial System in 1983, when he was appointed by Governor Lamar Alexander to become Judge of the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial District of Tennessee. In 1985 he attended the National Judicial College, University of Nevada at Reno. He was elected to two eight-year terms and was consistently the highest rated circuit court judge by the Chattanooga Bar Association's bi-annual polls. In 1995, he was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and was elected by Tennessee voters in August 1996. Mr. Barker was appointed by Governor Don Sundquist to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1998, and was then elected to a full eight-year term and again in 2006. In 2005, he was unanimously chosen by his colleagues to become Chief Justice. Upon his retirement from the Supreme Court in September 2008, former Chief Justice Barker was named Appellate Judge of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

The University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaBS 1964University of CincinnatiJ.D. 1967
American Bar AssociationAmerican Inns of the Court, Brock-Cooper ChapterAmerican Law InstituteBoard of Directors of the Conference of Chief JusticesBoard of Governors of the Chattanooga Bar AssociationBoard of Governors of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers AssociationChattanooga Bar FoundationChattanooga Rotary ClubChattanooga Trial Lawyers AssociationFirst Presbyterian Church of ChattanoogaGolden Key National Honor Society at University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaHamilton County Republican Party Executive CommitteeJoseph Johnson Mental Health CenterCCJ Problem Solving Courts CommitteeState Law Library CommissionSupreme Court Building CommissionsTeam Evaluation CenterTennessee Bar AssociationTennessee Code CommissionTennessee Judicial CouncilTennessee Supreme Court Historical SocietyUniversity of Chattanooga FoundationUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Alpha Society; Alumni Association Executive CommitteeValley Psychiatric Hospital

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605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
United States

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Gender: Male